Creating a Fall Tablescape will add warmth, joy, and beauty to your home and will cause everyone to want to eat.
One of the things I love creating during the Fall is a tablescape. We all enjoy sitting at a lovely set table for a meal together. The kids get excited and asks if we are eating at the table. The thing is that we usually eat at the table when we have bigger meals like a Sunday lunch. Or on some weekdays when we are all at home eating together (meaning when my husband comes home early enough from work). Other times, we eat at the kitchen counter (on bar stools). So when the kids asks if we’re eating at the table, they’re mainly referring to the fact when it’s all set up. It brings me joy:)
Creating a Tablescape
Usually, I’d spend a little time thinking of what items I would use on the table for a table setting. This time, I decided to go easy and include some of what I already had.
- Placemats are a popular DIY I did a few years ago. Find the tutorial here.
- Plates and bowls are from IKEA. I have everyday white dinnerware also from IKEA but didn’t have enough plates to complete the setting. I love white setting because they can easily be replaced. I was at IKEA looking for something else, checked out their single plates (a little over $2.00), was going to buy two more to add to what I had and my husband suggested I get a full set for $20. The set includes six dinner plates, six bowls and six dessert plates too. We have enough dessert plates and bowls so I didn’t know why I would buy the set. But then it made sense for the plates. The best part is that I was able to use them to set the table and keep it set for a few days without needing to remove them for daily use. Now these can be used as a table setting set.
- Silverware is from two collection I bought at Walmart. I love the gold plated – they add such a cool touch to the colors of the seasons.
- Centerpiece – Battery candles from IKEA and little pumpkins from Walmart (already purchased prior). Larger real pumpkins from Home Depot were bought for the porch. After I wiped them clean, I placed them on the table since the porch was not yet ready.
- Apples for decoration (and eating too).
So I thought I would do a soup and rolls table setting since I had the extra bowls now. Plus I think soup is such a cozy comfort food. My husband and I love this Squash soup I found via Food Network and usually make during the Fall but have been able to tweak it just a little over time. I added a sweet potato to this one to make it Sweet Potato and Squash Soup.
The kids don’t like soup much so they had something else. But you could add a bowl of salad and one with extra rolls to the center of the table. If you add salad, don’t forget to add salad plates and forks. A simple way to do this would be to set the salad plates where the apples are and place the apples on the salad plates. Then add forks to the left of the large dinner plates. This soup, salad, and rolls idea would be great to enjoy on a cozy chilly evening.
Such an Easy Setting
It was such an easy table setting and the dining room just looked so wonderful. We kept it until the weekend to enjoy our Sunday dinner. Once we washed and cleaned everything, I didn’t put it back up. We’ll set it as needed.
Late Evening View with the Candles Lit
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What do you think of this simple tablescape? Have you tried creating one yet? Would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments.